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Base 3

Welcome to Base 3!


Miss Lear, Miss Fletcher, Mrs Spink and Mr Hartshorne work with this cohort of Year 3 and 4's. We have lots of exciting activities planned. Watch this space for updates!


Miss Lear


Things To Remember!


Homework is set every Friday and needs to be completed by the following Thursday. Spellings will be given out on Friday and are then tested the following Thursday. Please tell a member of staff if your child is struggling with their homework before it is due back so that we can help out.


Reading comments should be completed in the children's reading diaries.  If the children have read at least four times (Y3) and five times (Y4), then this is rewarded with a raffle ticket for our 'Big Book Draw' every Friday.  Children should make a comment each time they read, they should use the question starters in their diaries to help them to write comments.


PE is taught every Monday (gymnastics) and Thursday (outdoor learning).  Please come to school in your PE kit on those days, and don't forget your warm, spare clothes for outdoor learning. Wellies and waterproof clothing is highly recommended too.

No jewellery is allowed during PE sessions. Earrings will need to be removed, if they cannot be removed your child will be given tape to cover them.

Lost Things!

We all lose things from time to time. Help us to reunite your child with their items by making sure things have their name in them!


Summer Term 2022


Summer 2022 Theme = Roman Britain

History - Roman Britain


National Curriculum - pupils should be taught the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.

Boudicca's Rebellion

We worked together to placed the events of Boudicca's life onto a human timeline. We discussed the events which led up to and came after her rebellion against the Romans.

Roman Artefacts

We have been historians and have explored a Roman artefacts box from our library service. 

Science - Plants


Pupils should be taught to:


  • identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
  • explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
  • investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
  • explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal

06.05.22 - Germination Experiment:

On Friday 6th of May we started our germination journey. Our goal is to grow broad beans so that we can observe the germination process. We have placed our beans on a damp paper towel and will watch the process as the roots begin to shoot. Lets see how much they grow!

Design and Technology

As part of their work with food, pupils should be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.

Spring Term 2022

Spring Term Curriculum Overview


Our class book for this term is...

Our Reading Journal Book:


Outdoor Learning 

Spring 2022


Spring 2

During the second spring half term, our unit of work will focus on predators. Check back here to see the amazing work which we complete!





In English, we wrote newspaper reports on a shark attack! Take a look at our green screen reporting below!


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National Curriculum Objectives:


  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things
  • explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey


Base 3 conducted an investigation into how polar bears stay warm! We put our bare hand into a bowl of ice and then our other hand inside a bag between two bags of vegetable oil (blubber/fat). We found that the vegetable oil protected our hands from the cold ice. We concluded that blubber keeps polar bears warm. 

World Book Day 2022

Thursday 3rd March

World Book Day Outdoor (indoor) Learning

As it was World Book Day, we linked our outdoor learning lesson to reading! We created wooden badges of our favourite book characters and then used drills to create holes. We also worked on our knot tying skills!

Water, Water Everywhere!

Spring 1

During the first spring half term, our unit of work will focus heavily on the water cycle. Check back here to see the amazing work which we complete!

Lindsay Littleson Author Visit

Friday 18th February 2022

Base 3 thoroughly enjoyed our visit from author Lindsay Littleson! We gained a great insight into the resilience it takes to become an author and how to develop description in our writing!


During our English lessons we've covered:
Narratives - inspired by the books A River and Where Ocean Meets Sky,

Explanation Texts - inspired by the Once Upon a Raindrop text,

Poetry - inspired by water. 

Check out some of our amazing writing below!



This half term in science we're looking at states of matter!

Our main objective has been to explore the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle. So far we have been exploring the three main states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. We looked at the structure of each state and how that impacts evaporation and condensation. Along with acting out the atoms of each state of matter, we have also made water cycle bags and conducted an evaporation experiment.

Take a look at the photos below!

Design and Technology 

In D&T we made pop up books which informed the reader all about the water cycle. We explored making and using mechanisms (such as sliders and box folds) within these pop up books!

Computing - AmazingICT Visit

Base 3 were visited by @amazingict who taught us how to programme Microbits. We learnt how to first programme them on and then how to download our coding onto the microbits. We went for a Valentine's Day theme and projected hearts!

Fire Safety - 14.02.22

We had an exciting visit from Shropshire Fire and Rescue where we learnt what to do in situations which involve fire! The fire department have set us extremely useful homework where we need to go away and make a safety escape plan with our families so that we know what to do should they ever encounter a fire!

School starts at 9am be on time